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The Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS-RAI Principles)

  • Target Audience: All stakeholders, including private investors, governments, civil society, and communities

  • Industry: Agriculture and food systems, and encompasses the entire range of activities involved in the production, processing, marketing, retail, consumption, and disposal of goods. This includes food and non-food products, livestock, pastoralism, fisheries including aquaculture, and forestry, as well as the inputs needed and the outputs generated at each of these steps


 

  • Year endorsed: 2014
     

  • Overview: The CFS-RAI Principles is the globally-negotiated instrument on responsible investment in agriculture and food systems, adopted by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in 2014. The Principles cover public, private and blended investments.
     

  • Links to other global instruments: The CFS-RAI Principles take into account existing guiding frameworks such as the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment that respects rights, livelihoods, and resources"Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance on Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security" and "Voluntary Guidelines on the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security".

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    ey are also based on: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Voluntary Guidelines on the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security, Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition of the CFS, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, The Outcome document on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development The Future We Want.